Scores

Final

San Jose State 17

(0-2, 0-2 away)

UCLA 27

(1-1, 1-0 home)

10:00 PM ET, September 10, 2011

Rose Bowl, PASADENA, CA

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 0 7 10 017
UCLA 7 7 3 1027

Top Performers

Passing: R. Brehaut (UCLA) - 145 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Coleman (UCLA) - 14 CAR, 135 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Rosario (UCLA) - 4 REC, 74 YDS

Derrick Coleman helps UCLA overcome San Jose St.

Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. -- Derrick Coleman rushed for 135 yards -- all in the second half -- and UCLA survived a lackluster performance to beat San Jose State 27-17 Saturday night, handing the Spartans their 24th loss in 27 games dating back to the beginning of the 2009 season.

Coleman, who carried 14 times, put the game out of reach by scoring on a 24-yard run with 3:35 remaining to cap a five-play, 79-yard drive -- all on the ground.

Johnathan Franklin gained 81 yards on 16 carries and Richard Brehaut completed 12 of 23 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown for the Bruins (1-1), who were pushed to the limit for three quarters by the 21-point underdog Spartans (0-2).

San Jose State's Dasmen Stewart, making his first career start as a replacement for Matt Faulkner, was 15 of 31 for 111 yards and one interception and rushed for 47 yards on nine carries. Faulkner, who played most of the Spartans' 57-3 loss at No. 6 Stanford last weekend, sat out the game after experiencing concussion-like symptoms during the week.

UCLA now has a 33-2-1 record against Cal State schools and has won 21 of its last 25 non-conference home games. San Jose State has lost 17 straight road games dating back to 2008.

The Bruins rolled up 417 yards of total offense while the Spartans, held to 27 yards on the ground by Stanford, gained 202 on the ground and 115 through the air. Brandon Rutley led San Jose State with 81 yards on nine carries and David Freeman picked up 52 yards on eight carries.

Brehaut played the entire game at quarterback for the Bruins. Kevin Prince, who started UCLA's 38-34 season-opening loss at Houston but left in the second quarter after sustaining a minor concussion and sprained right shoulder, watched from the bench.

San Jose State tied the game at 17-all with 4:30 left in the third quarter on a career-long 65-yard run by Rutley, and the Spartans had a chance to take the lead after Tiuke Tuipulotu recovered Franklin's fumble at the UCLA 34 -- the first of four turnovers in a span of 6 1/2 minutes.

San Jose State moved to the Bruins' 17 before freshman Blake Jurich's pass over the middle was picked off by Sean Westgate. Jurich was filling in for Stewart, who missed part of the third quarter because of cramps.

The Bruins then moved to the Spartans' 24 before Taylor Embree fumbled after catching a pass and Vince Buhagiar recovered at the 19. But Sheldon Price picked off a pass by Stewart at the San Jose State 37 three plays later, putting the Bruins in position for a 20-yard field goal by freshman Kip Smith with 7:31 remaining that put UCLA ahead for good.

Aided by two 15-yard penalties, the Bruins moved 69 yards on their second possession for a 7-0 lead, scoring on a 1-yard run by Franklin.

The Spartans responded with a 16-play, 88-yard drive to tie the game. Freeman, who caught an 11-yard pass from Stewart on fourth-and-4 from the UCLA 34, scored the TD on a 1-yard run.

After an exchange of punts, Brehaut's 43-yard pass to Nelson Rosario triggered a 75-yard drive that gave the Bruins a 14-7 lead. The TD came on Brehaut's 14-yard pass to Joseph Fauria on a third-and-11 play with 5:22 left before halftime.

San Jose State got a 25-yard field goal from Harrison Waid early in the third quarter to move within four points, but Smith's 38-yarder a little over three minutes later extended UCLA's lead to 17-10.

The game was the first ever between the teams.

The Bruins' home opener was played before a crowd of 42,685 at the Rose Bowl, where numerous changes were visible as part of a three-year, $152 million renovation of the 88-year-old stadium. Among them were a state-of-the-art video board at the north end, a new scoreboard at the south end, widened tunnels and additional aisles.

UCLA entertains No. 24 Texas (2-0) next Saturday while San Jose State hosts Nevada (0-1) in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
UCLA
1st Downs1623
Total Yards317417
Passing115145
Rushing202272
Penalties8-876-54
3rd Down Conversions5-154-13
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers22
Possession29:0930:51

Passing Leaders

San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stewart15/311113.601
UCLAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brehaut12/231456.310

Rushing Leaders

San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutley9819.0165
Freeman8526.5129
UCLACARYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman141359.6142
Franklin16815.1127

Receiving Leaders

San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grigsby5367.2018
Rutley22110.5019
UCLARECYDSAVGTDLG
Rosario47418.5043
Evans33210.7016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSJSUUCLA
TD03:39Johnathan Franklin 1 Yd Run (Kip Smith Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSJSUUCLA
TD10:40David Freeman 1 Yd Run (Harrison Waid Kick) 77
TD05:22Joseph Fauria 14 Yd Pass From Richard Brehaut (Kip Smith Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERSJSUUCLA
FG09:12Harrison Waid 25 Yd 1014
FG06:10Kip Smith 38 Yd 1017
TD04:30Brandon Rutley 65 Yd Run (Harrison Waid Kick) 1717
FOURTH QUARTERSJSUUCLA
FG07:31Kip Smith 20 Yd 1720
TD03:35Derrick Coleman 24 Yd Run (Kip Smith Kick) 1727